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14-03-2020, 17:21   #1
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Finding where an object was found: Blessington Lunula

Hi all,

There was a Bronze Age lunula found close to Blessington village over 100 years ago.

If I wanted to find out where it was found exactly, where exactly would be a good place to start? Would any records be kept in Ireland or the UK, given it was discovered pre-1922?

Any advice on where to start?

https://research.britishmuseum.org/r...18350&partId=1
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30-03-2020, 13:59   #2
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Hi all,

There was a Bronze Age lunula found close to Blessington village over 100 years ago.

If I wanted to find out where it was found exactly, where exactly would be a good place to start? Would any records be kept in Ireland or the UK, given it was discovered pre-1922?

Any advice on where to start?

https://research.britishmuseum.org/r...18350&partId=1
Following up that link you supplied shows that this object was once in the collection of Rev William Greenwell who seems to have been an amateur archaeologist active in the latter half of the 19th century. He sold a collection to items he has amassed to John Pierpoint Morgan who donated this item with many others to the British musuem in 1908. So it could have been discovered anytime before 1908.

Mentions of the lunula given in references such as https://www.jstor.org/stable/2551597...s_tab_contents doesn't seem to throw up any info on exactly when and where this interesting lunula was found. Is there a history society in Blessington that might have some local record of this perhaps?
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